For 50 consecutive weeks, Rasmussen’s poll of likely voters has been asking Americans whether (and how strongly) they support or oppose the repeal of Obamacare. Fifty times in fifty weeks, the majority of Americans have said that they support repeal. In 49 of those 50 weeks, Americans have supported repeal by double-digits margins.
It’s no small feat to find something that a majority of Americans can agree upon for fifty weeks in a row — and almost always by double-digit margins. The average tally across those fifty weeks has been 56 percent in favor of repeal and 38 percent opposed. Across the five most recent weeks, the average has been exactly the same: 56 percent in favor of repeal, 38 percent opposed.
Americans’ overwhelming, and remarkably consistent, opposition to Obamacare, goes a long way toward explaining why President Obama’s party got shellacked in the last election — and why President Obama will be hard-pressed to win the next election. The American people clearly don’t want Obamacare. They are simply waiting for the Republicans to give them a viable alternative — both to Obamacare, and to Obama.